Saturday, December 29, 2012

True North Scraps

True North Scraps had two new kits this month ..
I did the layout with CHILL OUT using Digital Designs by Amber Morrison BAD REPUTATION template.  The wordart/cluster became a FREEBIE on my blog which was hosted from December 13 - 27 (link has been removed)
I really love the non-traditional color palette in this kit!
I created this layout as the Template Challenge at Scrap-n-Pieces
I also did a similar layout with THIS TIME OF YEAR and La Belle Vie Designs ROUND & ROUND
I like them both!

Template Dreams

Trish of Template Dreams had a couple of kits for me to work on during December

I used a template from Template Dreams  CLUSTER FUN
I made a set of gift tags as a FREEBIE for my blog (December 23 - 27 - link has been removed)
I also used FESTIVE TIME to create photo bookplates to go inside the books we gave my great nephews and nieces, as well as Mike's great nephews and nieces!  I started putting their picture into their gift books a few years ago, and now I don't think I can ever quit!
Here are some of the gift tags that went on the packages
What a versatile kit this turned out to be for me this year!
Here's a few more pix from 2/23/2010 using Template Dreams CLUSTER FUN
This kit was so much fun - I jsut love that ice-skating snowman! 

Sweet Digi Scraps

Liz of Sweet Digi Scraps was kind enough to give her Creative Team the month of December off ... but she didn't take the month off that's for sure.  She has been posting a FREEBIE on her blog every day in December (there are still a few more days you can catch if you go visit)  All of her FREEBIES are now available in her store at The Digi Chick

I haven't had a chance to play much with the freebies I've collected from Liz, but I did feature her kit MISTLETOE on my blog earlier this month. 

Here's the first layout I did with MISTLETOE when it was released on 11/23/2012
I created a cluster FREEBIE which was featured from December 14 - 27 (link has been removed)
and used it on a gift card for a friend
I created this layout featuring Digital Designs by Amber Morrison  FA-LA-LA-LA and Sweet Digi Scraps MISTLETOE  - what a perfect comibination!  Amber's templates and Liz's elements make cluster building a BREEZE!
I cropped out the bottom cluster and offered it as a FREEBIE here on my blog from December 17 - 27 (link has been removed)

and it became a grounding point for my framed wordart in this tablescape which was featured  December 26 on The Hybrid Chick - I love how this turned out, and I'm thinking up other words that can be used for similar projects!  I'll be sure to show you what I come up with ... maybe Valentines, but definitely Spring!
All of my designers have been challenging me recently with SNOWY KITS ... don't they know that I don't know much about SNOW! It rarely snows here in Texas (but I did see some snow in Dallas on Christmas Day - just glad it didn't follow me home!) Here's a pix my nephew posted late in the day on 12/25/2012 - it is beautiful in the pix, but wasn't too much fun on the highway. My sister is an experienced snow/ice driver having lived in Illinois for 13 years, but she said it made her nervous driving Mom's car with all of us in it (Sandy, Mom, Mike and poki - we had been to Bryan & Tami's house for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
Sweet Digi Scraps released a beautiful snow themed kit called WINTER WONDERLAND last week - the color palette is gorgeous, not your traditional pale blue, but a vibrant teal instead!  WOW!
I just happen to have a few beautiful pictures from a rare snowy day in February 2010 (our ONLY snowy day in 2010)  and used one to feature in this layout with WINTER WONDERLAND and Digital Designs by Amber Morrison A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND - another great combination that resulted in some FABULOUS clusters!  I'm amazed at how my cluster building has developed since I was introduced to Amber's work and Liz's work . (I joined Amber's team on 7/28/2012 and Liz's team on 8/18/2012 and consider myself LUCKY to know these FABULOUS designers!  I'm so glad I didn't talk myself out of applying for their Creative Teams!)  
Amber just released her JUST PEACHY at The Digi Chick today, so I paired it with Sweet Digi Scraps WINTER WONDERLAND  and used a few more photos from that same day 2/23/2010 (our only snow in 2010)
I don't suppose I took any time off during December, huh?

Roseytoes is back! And busy ...

Roseytoes Designs is back after a short hiatus from designing and has opened a new template store at Brownie Scraps.  Here's the templates I have worked with from her Brownie Scraps store:

I did layouts with both of the templates in MULTIPLES VOL 1.  This layout features Roseytoes Designs HEART OF SPRING
This layout features Roseytoes Designs NATURAL BLISS

I created layout with both of the templates in MULTIPLES VOL 2.  The first layout features Roseytoes Designs LOVE YOU FOREVER
This layout features Roseytoes Designs NATURAL BLISS
I used both of the templates in Blocked Vol 1
This layout features Roseytoes Designs BEAUTIFUL WHIMSY
This layout features CUTE AS A BUG
Two layouts for BLOCKED VOL 2 as well. 
with Roseytoes Designs BEAUTIFUL WHIMSY
with Roseytoes Designs/Tami Miller Designs SUNFLOWER SOIREE - my all-time FAVORITE kit from Ryan (thus far!)
I hope to catch up on the rest of new templates from Ryan at Brownie Scraps soon!

Roseytoes Designs still has her store at Ginger Scraps too ... and she added to that store in December as well!
 This layout uses Roseytoes Designs DECEMBER FACEBOOK FAN EXCLUSIVE
These photos were taken at my mom's house in December 2010.
I  also used Roseytoes Designs DECEMBER FACEBOOK FAN FREEBIE to create this layout. You can see how I altered her template slightly (if you compare this layout to the one above which also used her FAN FREEBIE) - It snowed in Dallas on Christmas Day, just as we were getting ready to leave for home!  It was beautiful, but my sister who was driving, was really glad when we "outran" the snowstorm ... it was no longer snowing when we got south of Dallas!

New in December from La Belle Vie Designs

During December, La Belle Vie Designs had these new projects for me to work with
My layout with BIRTHDAY CAKE features a photo of Chase at his 1st birthday party "trying on" his birthday cake.  I think he wore more than he ate!  Template is from Template Dreams CIRCLE FUN
The funky alpha I used in the title was a FREEBIE on my blog from December 16 - 27 (link has been removed)
available on La Belle Vie Designs Facebook page as a Fan Exclusive
Our Christmas photo taken December 25, 2011 at my niece Julie's house ... the template is from  La Belle Vie Deisgns THESE WORDS ARE MY OWN
Here is my layout for WINTER WINDS - On December 24, 2010 we had a few flurries of snow ... a first time ever for me to see snow at Christmas time! ...  of course, we had to get out in it!  This layout features a template called ELEMENTARY from Digital Designs by Amber Morrison
This trio of templates released on 12/28/2012 at Scrapable
I combined it with photos my nephew took of the SNOW on Christmas Day in Dallas TX  (I know it's not much but it was very exciting for this native Texan who had NEVER seen snow on Christmas!!!) I also used La Belle Vie Designs WINTER WINDS (see above) to create my layout